Well that was an early start. We have been here since 5am the morning unpacking and sorting our koi that we picked earlier this week. They are all safe and well in our vats - they look great!
All the fish are available to view in store and will be available to pre order online in the next few days. If there is anything in particular you would like, please call us on 01253932377 or email us
Had a great day at Madan today. We have been selecting some Jumbo Koi (23"+). Cant believe the quality!!
Thank you to MadanKoi for providing such great hospitality and preparing some amazing koi for us to choose from.
Here are a selection of videos from today. More to follow so check back soon....
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A nice early start today at Gan Shmuel fish farm. After the pre-visit we had a rough idea of which koi we were looking for.
As is often the case, the quality and quantity of koi available has made for a very good visit.
On the whole, we have had a very productive trip to Gan Shmuel, buying some fantastic koi. The longfin koi were amazing and the staff at the farm are extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Couldn't be happier!
Next Stop Dag Noy:
This is going to be a hectic afternoon!! The farm has been super busy preparing koi for our visit and we have already been told that they have prepared even more fish than last year. We are going to have our work cut out here haha!
There are too many koi to choose from and its impossible to share all the pictures. Cant wait to get these koi back.
On the whole today has been a dream. Cant wait to get the koi back.
Dont forget if you're looking for something special, please email us. We still have one more major farm to visit.
A few videos:
Day two starts with us back at the fancy goldfish farm. Nice early start picking some fantastic goldfish.
I cant wait to get these fish back. AA grade Orandas coming soon!!
Now for the next visit super excited to be going to MadanKoi. I cant wait to see what koi we will have to choose from.
As always after having a good luck around Madankoi, the selection of Koi is endless. Looking around its hard to say where to start with so many stunning koi our hand picking is going to be difficult.
After a long and thorough look at all the koi available, we have still left there confused.
The selection day is going to be difficult with the amount of high quality Koi available.
We have arrived...
Well after what seemed like an extremely long journey we have FINALLY arrived.
Today we have doing our "pre-visits" to a few of the farms that will be purchasing from.
First stop- Gan Schmuel. Here we saw a great selection of Koi in different sizes and varieties. They also had a great selection of Longfin koi. We were extremely pleased with what we saw and cannot wait to crack on with the hand pick.
Next pre visit trip is to a fancy goldfish farm. The biggest fancy goldfish producer in Israel.
New for 2016 we will be introducing some hand selected Orandas suitable for the garden pond all year round. These goldfish are at the highest quality you will see.
This day is proving to be a very exciting time. After seeing some of the best quality Oranda Goldfish we are now off to Hazorea. Hazorea is the largest biosecure facility in Israel. The sacke of production is simply mind blowing.
No rest for the wicked -as they say. The Christmas & New Year hangovers have finally subsided and we will soon be heading out to Israel for the January Koi hand pick trip. Wow, that's come around fast!!
We will be the first dealer in EUROPE again this year to see the quality Koi that are available from the farms. This means that we will get the first choice and therefore be able to pick out the very best Koi. We will be visiting numerous farms across Israel including Madan Koi & DagNoy situated in Kfar Ruppin.
Situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Madankoi offers you a wide range of koi products ranging from small koi, to a diverse choice of mid-size koi, large and Jumbo koi at the highest quality. MadanKoi means much more than high quality fish. Behind the name stands a professional and experienced team of biologists and Koi lovers focusing on breeding and growing Koi all year, packing and shipping fish at a very high standard .
DagNoy (Kfar Ruppin)
Dagnoy koi & ornamental fish marketing, distribution and breeding company was established 25 years ago. Famous for its high quality and top grade fish, DagNoys' fish have consistantly won first places in fish competitions around the world in the last 10 years.
Love Aquatics is a family run business and we have been travelling to Israel for our hand pick trips for over 30 years now! We are the biggest supplier of Israeli Koi in the UK and one of the biggest in Europe.
As this years trip is one day longer than usual, we will be spending a full day hand selecting Koi specifically for individual customers. If you would like us to find a specific fish for yourself please contact Oliver on 01253 932377 / 07884 488344 or send us a message.
We will be updating this blog as often as we can when we are over there to keep you all updated.
We cannot wait to get there!